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. earlie this month, surveillance cameras captured the suspect using a knife to hole up a hair cuttery. police say mabry's crime spree started when he held up the cash and carry. in september they said he hit four salons including three hair utteries and a kfc/taco bell restaurant. he is still in jail with no bond. >>> we have some breaking news out of manassas, virginia, where firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze. this in the 8300 block of sumner lake. at least three town homes are going up in flame. it was initial lay two-alarm and it has been upgraded now again to three alarms. no word on anyone inside or any injuries. we'll bring you the latest later on. >>> a woman evicted from her northwest d.c. home is moving on after an outpouring of public support. eloisa diaz found her things put out on the street after lenny court battle over unpaid rent. she had so many thing it stretched for block. a local moving company hped her pack up yesterday after we aired her story on news4 today. we learned that city officials gave her a place to stay last night. we're told she also accep
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
was really thinking is this really her? >> reporter: a school spoke person tells us the students will be refunded and the school will review procedures for booking concerts so they don't get duped again. >>> the news keeps coming. here's brian bolter with the news edge at 11:00. >> a thief in the night. the news edge on a string of burglaries in fairfax county has neighborhoods on high alert. tonight police linked the brazen burglar to dozens of crimes and fear there may be more. fox 5's roz plater live in the newsroom to kick things off. >> one of the victims told me tonight he had fallen asleep on his couch about 2:00 in the morning. he heard a noise and thought he was dreaming. turns out he wasn't. that bold burglar walked right through the unlocked front door. tonight police are worried the stakes may be even higher now that burglar has gotten his hands on two handguns. in just the past month fairfax county police say a lone burglar has struck at least 64 times and boy, is he ever brazen. >> he doesn't seem to care whether you're home or not. that's the part that scares me. >
out the weapons and the tactics used during a prison riot. >>> caught on camera, auto workers drinking beer and smoking what appears to be pot on their lunch break. it didn't happen just once. the exclusive investigation that's ignited a scandal. >>> we'll begin with that massive fire. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolt near and i'm shawn yancy. the flames broke out in one house and spread through parts of that manassas neighborhood within a matter of minutes. fox 5's bob barnard is there tonight on the still dropping story. >> reporter: this fire still smoldering seven hours later. you can see fire crews putting water on some hotspots. in the middle the house that was there is gone. on either side two others destroyed. take a look at this thing from the air. sky fox above the raging infernos around 4:00, three homes up in flames, but the scores of firefighters called to the scene, it's a losing battle for them. later from the ground the 8300 block of tillett loop in manassas looks like something here exploded destroying those three homes, the heat damaging several others.
give us an idea of what it was? you said you couldn't work with the chairman. has that changed? you campaigned for mayor fenty. your candidate lost. can you give us any reaction? >> i don't think we went that far into discussion. we'll have those conversations a little later. >> he only had a comment about how to do things. why is that new when you just had to come in? >> you agree he has given the only comment? >> yes. >> there will be more meetings between the two. unless chancellor reed decides to leave, she'll be in place at least through the end of this year. still working for mayor fenty, well into next year after they take office, assuming they went to november's general election. >>> and you should know that there is talking anita, of the write-in campaign. it's a long shot, but there is a lot going on. >> what about rumors of her getting married this weekend? >> yes, we did follow her on to the elevator. >> yeah, we saw that. >> get this, we got a response from her fiance, we'll tell you what he had to say about that and her possibility of working somewhere else. >> lots ha
and thunderstorm activity is out of here after providing some of us fireworks during the evening hours and we are left with warm temperatures. didn't really cool us down a whole lot. 74-degree at reagan national. 67 in baltimore. 67 out at dulles. you get the idea here, these temperatures much warmer than they've been the last couple of mornings. 67 in winchester. the shower and thunderstorm activity was kind of spotty in nature, kind of isolated. some of us got some pretty big storms. that has slipped off the coast. the morning fog will burn off and we'll be left with a hot and humid one this afternoon with once again temperatures jumping into the 90s. remember, it is the first full day of fall. our average high temperature is in the upper 70s and we are talking about 90s. mother nature is not willing to give up on summer quite eighty. highs later this afternoon with lots of sunshine in the low 90s. 91 here in town and just hot. not expecting a shower and/or thunderstorm activity later today. so it will be a quiet one. >> let's see if it is quiet out o
making for a messy commute. some residents used sandbags, buckets and whatever they could get their hands on to deal with the water leaking into their homes. good ggy thursday afternoon for you all. >> folks, this is just round one of the flooding. round two is en route. >> veronica johnson is here with more on rain totals so far. >> the forecast is working out realy well just as we anticipated yesterday. we're getting a little of the break, at least some of us right now, from the moderate and heavy rains we had earlier. look at that sky. that's the break without anything falling in the immediate d.c. area right now. all through the are we remain under a flash flood watch. in the red, those are the flood warnings to the west of us and north. loudon county,nne arundel county and points up to the north. that is until 6:15. meanwhile, a tornado watch because there's still a tremendous amount of spin in the atmosphere. tornado goes from areas of baltimore county down through prince georges county, charles county, st. mary's and calert again. those folks have quite a few tornado warnings early
yet tonight. >> we thank him for sharing with us their story. we're glad his family is safe and sound. bob barnard tonight. >>> the other big story we're following tonight, a deadly fire in a d.c. high rise may have been arson. tonight fire investigators are talking to persons of interest. three people were seriously hurt in that fire including a 2- year-old child. fox 5's karen gray houston is following the story. >> woke up and said what's going on? fire going on. there's a fire going on. get out. >> reporter: it was pandemonium, 3:45 in the morning residents woke up to billowing smoke and fire. a 911 call went out. firefighters arrived to find people desperately trying to get out. one man who jumped from a fifth floor window died. his nephew says he woke up his 38-year-old uncle, patrick perez and through a translator he tells us he climbed out the window first using a telephone cord. >> and then i started thinking what to do and that's when i grabbed the telephone cable, tied it up to the refrigerator and then threw it out the window. >> reporter: he made it to a tree below and ju
to hear in terms of getting reelected. they're not giving us any help at all. >> despite john boehner saying he would reluctantly support the president's plan, mitch mcconnell said not a single senate republicans will support a tax compromise that does not include all americans, regardless of income level. >> senate republicans are saying they will oppose any effort to give tax cuts if any -- if the upper level income is excluded. the president is wanting to cut -- the president does not want the tax cut for those making less than $250,000 to expire at the end of the year. >> mayor fenty it bore a donovan mcnabb jersey today that said fenty on the back. fenty says he will prevail. there are urging party members to come out and vote. >> on this primary eve, one of the candidates picked up an endorsement. bob ehrlich received an endorsement from john mccain. became cold air like a fine guy. he was governor once before. -- mccain called bob ehrlich a fine guy. he was governor once before. bakernce george's county, and jackson are vying for the nomination. polls are open until 8:00 p.m. f
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
you for staying with us. i'm gurvir dhindsa, filling in for steve today. >> i'm allison seymour. the loss of a hollywood legend, actor tony curtis has died at the age of 85. we'll look back at his career in just a moment. >>> first let's take a look outside. it is the story we're dealing with right now. straight up 7:00 and tony perkins is on the desk with you and a very busy man today, both he and tucker. what is going on, tony? >> we continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall move through the area. we have a variety of warnings and watches in effect at this time. i'll let you know first of all that the tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland has been taken down now. it's been allowed to expire. that tornado warning that was in effect for portions of maryland. now let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the heavy precipitation is as we speak. and as we've been seeing all morning long, with few exceptions, the heaviest rain is to the east. east of the district, along eastern portions of the beltway, through prince george's county, into anne arundel co
with us. fox 5 morning news at 5:00 continues right now. >>> we'll get you started with a live look outside. be extra careful when you head out today because rain is coming down really hard in many spots. good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm allison seymour in for steve chenevey today. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> let's go straight back to tony. >> the flash flood warning is in effect for washington, d.c., montgomery county, southern anne arundel county, prince george's county, calvert county, fredericksburg, king george county, the city of alexandria, fairfax, falls church, arlington county, loudoun county, fauquier county. i'm reading this to you because this just broke and we don't have the map ready yet. prince william county, fairfax county, even fauquier county. this is a flash flood warning. this is in effect until 10:45 a.m. this moons that flooding is imminent or has been observed already. you want to know that. flash flood warning in effect for essentially all of the area. and a tornado watch now in effect -- let's see. i'll let you know how long that is in effect
. lindsey mastis joining us live. what do we know about how the is doing on the. >> police say the woman is at the washington hospital trauma center with life-threatening injuries. it has been two day and she's still fighting for her life. where she was hit is just down the street by the tree. police say she was walking along the road. they are not sure whether she was crossing it when a vehicle came bay and she ended up near the backside of this pickup truck. that is 20 feet away. witnesses say she flew through the air. >> we were coming in to the yard and we heard a big boom. >> it didn't take neighbors long to find the 24-year-old woman allock side the road. >> her leg is on the axle and she is laying face down. her flip flops in he middle of the road and her phone broke. >> reporter: police don't know if she was trying to cross the street or walk alongside it. all they know is the car that hit her never stopped. >> the driver should know they hit something. >> reporter: the corporal with montgomery county police say they have a description of the car. >> small, dark sedan, possibly a
: found a possible hoarding situation. courtney robinson is live along 11th street to tell us about it. >> israa to looked at. we want you to see exactly what we are talking about. these odd belongings of -- these are the belongings of eloisa diaz. she was evicted. they came and took out olivehurst stuff. she's concerned people will take things. she has dealt with that at least once overnight. she says that she cannot pick out from all of this what is most important because if she says every item is important. her intention for keeping all of this was to help her family in venezuela. she says she worked hard to collect all these things to have them dump on the street. >> i've worked hard years to collect things to send them to my country. >> we went through a situation with the blizzard and. help thenre's no either. >> councilman jim graeme brought over two pickup trucks. she was able to put some items in there for temporary storage. she says that is not good enough. we will see dump trucks if this stuff is not moved. it is impossible to move all of these things. >> keep us posted. >>>
. >> they use this to intimidate immigrant workers and abuse them. >> i work with immigrants. there bric-a-brac to enrich our country, -- they are breaking their back to a richer country, often at minimum wage, and even less than that. >> the police should not be used as a tool for enforcing immigration laws. it is as simple as that. >> some do not have a problem with it. >> if it is a conflict that has been arrested for raping somebody or has done something horrible, it is of to the american people. >> since 2008, close to 6000 jurisdictions from 31 states have signed on to the program. today, santa clara on the west coast also opted out. arlington officials said that they will send myself a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out -- will send ice a letter sometime this week telling them that they are out. >>> democrats say they have a vote to display their commitment to economic recovery. five weeks from the midterm elections, republicans called the vote a political ploy. >>> president obama says that improving education is the key to keeping the economy afloat. today,
coming down here. the water was splashing all over the place. they couldn't even see us coming out. but it was teible this morning coming down. they canceled our case. >> reporter: now, in 2008, upper marlboro had flooding, six feet of water on the streets and some businesses suffered serious damages. news 4 at 6:00, we'll revisit some of those people and find out why tonight they are still fearing flooding. live in kensington, back to you. >> chris gordon, thank you. >>> the stormy weatr tossed around the chesapeake bay making for rough surf around calvert county here. rising waters spilled on to roadways aroundorth beach creating havoc on the commute. some residents had to use sandbags and buckets to deal with water leaking into their homes. >> high water in bethesda also affected traffic there. drivers had a tough time getting through the busy intersection this morning. and it wasn't any easier for pedestrians. theyad to navigate flooded sidewalks and dodge the spray from all those passing cars. >>> take a look at this. scary moments in northeast washington today this morning af
with us. we saw police stopped a young man in the street. these days, according to police, they had six officers to seven officers at the funeral. but it seems that these days it is becoming increasingly dangerous to just attend some of these funerals in the city. >>> we now know what sent former president jimmy carter to the hospital. he was on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. rescue crews got him off of an airplane and rushed into an area hospital. he is traveling to promote his new book and he is expected to resume his book tour this week. >>> we are still under a storm watch tonight. the raid took a break today. it will be coming back with a vengeance. >> we are getting a break now from this morning's rain. a whole lot more is just down the road. we have beautiful sky right now with patches of blue and no rain locally. we have had our fair share, ending this morning. what is all this talk about more heavy rain? we will show you what is happening. a new tropical depression just south of cuba looks like it will head north toward. ward.rth fo we're talking about a whole lot of rain,
they will be. >> this gives us the ability to know what the critical times are and it helps us to protect public safety by allocating resources in the county where the need to be. >> those storm water management folks have been working around the clock. they say they're looking at the potomac river and all of its tributaries to see if it will cause trouble for the neighborhoods and streets as well. >> calvert county was hit hard by the storms and heavy rains. they had just gotten home from work when a 40-foot tree hit their house. they were not hurt in this. in prince george's and anne arundel counties, where some of the heart -- some of the hardest rain fell today, we are live. >> it is at the epicenter of a lot of problems. you can see high water down that direction down highway 450. down here, you can see road closed signs and about 100 feet down, there's water coming across the road. what a dicey day. >> if you are going to fast you will probably go off the road. >> it seems like the rain came down and only hours wednesday. it proved potentially dangerous and particularly difficult in
issued for everybody. starts basically now and this will take us right through the day tomorrow and into the evening. we'll have rainfall amounts, brian, somewhere between about 3 and 6 inches before this is all done across the region. we'll have your complete forecast coming up in a bit. >>> the news edge following a big story out of maryland. i-270 is open tonight after being closed for seven hours due to a deadly tour bus accident. montgomery county police say the bus veered off a sky ramp, plummeted 45 feet to the lanes below. fox 5's will thomas has tonight's update. >> reporter: some of the survivors of this crash were heard talking about the driver just before the crash. seeing the driver who has now been identified as 66-year-old joseph clay ba jr. of hanover, pennsylvania -- clabaugh jr. of hanover pennsylvania they talked about seeing him possibly pass out just before that bus went right over the edge of this hov sky ramp on i- 27th westbound. 11 people were taken to the hospital. all the passengers on the bus and one person involved in a collision on the ground all ho
and that is difficult to get to tonight. >> i see the roads behind us closed off. how long are they expecting that? is that u street to be close offed? >> u street's been closed for hours now and that is up past 13th straight -- street, i believe, to 14th street and they doing a lot of work here. we understand the major crash squad is on the scene doing some measurements and they taking photographs and it might be some time before u street is open. >> thank you. >>> and what is sealing today's conflict. we have more on the common link between the two groups, 21-year- old ashley mccray and roby chavez is live with more on this story. >> reporter: we're told several hundred people were inside the church and another hundred on the streets and there were police and community activists. they knew, the young woman knew two rival gangs but they didn't get along and today witnesses said that gun fire rang out. the funeral for ashley mccray went from sadness to chaos in moments. those knowing her feared the two rival groups attending would clash. >> she was loved by many and it's hard for everyone. >> repo
fenty to win the democratic primary in the d.c. mayor's race. good morning. thanks f joining us for news 4 today. >> good morning to you on this wednesday, the 15th of september 2010. live look outside. 67 degrees. let's see wther we will have a really nice day today. >> looks like it so far. tom is here with the forecast. >> sunrise still 50 minutes away. it's beginning later and later. and this morning we have chilly temperatures to talk about under the clear sky. 63 at national airport. mid-50s in prince george's. much of fairfax county. of of montgomery county. low 50s. loudon and frederick, as well as into northern virginia. weather watchers reportg only near 50. west of the blue ridge, a little bit warmer. winchester, 58. rural areas, only in the 40s to near 50. eastern shore, mid-50s under a clear sky. lots of sunshine as high pressure is moving in. highs reaching near 80. tomorrow, increasing clouds. blustery, southerly wind should warm us to the low to mid-80s. needed rain thursday night. dry friday into the weekend. how is your traffic now, jerry? >> certainly picking up volume
capitol dome in the night sk things are heating up, but tom reminds us it is fall, it's not quite the same as a summer day. >> the heat only lts for a few hours in the middle part of the afternoon. unlike the summertime it's hot from 10:00 in the morning until 8:00 in the evening. it is going to be getting above 90 by midafternoon. a mild morning on this thursday morning. good morning, right now we've got a clear sky, storms are all gone and temperatures are generally in the 60s throughout much of the region. it's in the low 70s in washington and right near the chesapeake bay and the atlantic beaches. in the mountains of western maryland, west virginia this morning, weatherwatchers reporting it in the 50s to near 60 there. and around virginia's tide water and the lower eastern shore in the upper 60s. over the last 12 hours the storms have dissipated and a weak area of high pressure holding for us from maine down to georgia. and we'll have this dry pattern, and the excessive heat continuing tay and tomorrow. now today's record is 98. we probably won't be near that. but likely near or perhap
a quick check on forecast, meteorologist chuck bell is here th us this morning and i liking the fact in two hours temperature here has only climbed three degrees. >> still a very warm day today. nowhere near the craziness of yeerday. yesterday 99. we're nowhere near that today. we'll be within a whisper of another 90 degree day today you can believe that as the move september starting to get very close to over. right now clouds hanging over washington. no real rain threat. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 70s. we're 77 downtown. 77 up in the panhandle of west virginia. 75 in quantico. that band of light rain showers is fallingapart as it comes out of the mountains. not much of a rain threat here in washington. ahead of the cold front, one more really warm da today with temperatures up close to 90 degrees. florida international, the panthers are coming up to college park to take on the terrapins today. 85 degrees at noon in college park. ood weather for the maryland game. >>> in our headlines we're following brking news out of prince george's county. that is where three people have be
, a former silver spring resident was reportedly one of nine u.s. military officials killed in that crash. looney graduated from the naval academy back in 2004 where he played lacrosse. he also played football and baseball in hyattsville before graduating in 1999. officials have not disclosed the helicopter's mission. the cause of the crash is still unclear as well. >>> even as president obama was sending thousands of troop to afghanistan, he was determin to find a way out. that's just one of the disclosures in the new book out about the white house written by one of the nation's most prominent investigative journalists. stev handelsman has our report. >> reporter: an exit strategy. that was president obama's demands according to bob woodward's new book about afghanistan. it was last year the afghan war going poorly, the president rushed in 20,000 troops. then set out to change strategies. setting off a battle inside his administration. joint chiefs chairman mike mullen and gneral david petraeus wanted 40,000 more forces. vice president biden opposed any increase. the obama compromise was
mile from the regional airport. >>> it seems many of us don't want to pay for grocery bags. the five cents bag tax is falling short of original estimates but city officials say that proves the program to clean up the anacostia river is working. the examiner reports the bag tax generated $1.5 million during the first fiscal year. officials expected around $4 million. the environmental groups also report they are pulling fewer bags from area waterways. >>> still to come on 9 news now, low-cost carriers and a high-profile bid to increase market share. we will tell you what it means for travelers in our area. >>> plus, in the era of large consolidations and mergers, a store is celebrating its independence. those stories are just ahead. >>> northwest we have clouds but no showers. but hang on to this. we will take you out with titan radar. a lot of activity in richmond and raleigh and that is what we are worried about. we will talk about when that will roll in and track it and we will talk about the morning commute. >>> southwest announced a plan to buy airtran. it could mean cheaper flig
on immigrant farm labor, he used humor to get the nation goes the attention. >> i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i wanted picked by an american, sliced by guatemalans, and served by as venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> as part of the united from workers take our jobs campaign. only seven actually took them. >> we have ignored it too long. it is time to face this issue mano a what ever the spanish word for hamano is. >> it was his intent to mock the process. >> he tried to stop the testimony completely. >> i am not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> while many were amused? >> his message got through to the people that would to an end to see him. congress is already kind of a circus. i don't think it really changes it too much. >> others wonder if a more serious tone of brought a better tone. >> he had a few serious moments. he explained the reason why he is taking this issue. he says he believes that migrant farm workers are suffering and have no rights. >>> if you thought to
>>> we begin tonight with that flood watch. that rain has been pounding us off and on all day long. >>> right now the national weather service issued a flood watch for the entire d.c. area until 8:00 tomorrow morning and we have team coverage keeping an eye on the situation. topper shutt in the weather center live in montgomery county. >> let's get over to topper. the forecast, how much rain tonight? >> that's the heaviest activity we've seen later on tonight just in time for the morning commute. let's start with the watch area, hasn't changed been issued since 3:00 this afternoon, i think the threat diminished but a flash flood watch covers the entire metro area from essentially i-81 all the way to the bay. so overnight then we're looking at a flash flood watch and we're looking at looks like heaviest activity between 3:00 a.m. and about 7:00 a.m. so breezy and muggy. it's really muggy outside. rain and thunderstorms low temperature 65-70 winds increasing. a quick look at doppler radar shows light activity toward baltimore and north of annapolis but we'll come back and track that
on contact us and be part of the wusa9 team. >>> a landmark in fauqier county burned to the ground. our kristin fisher brings us more. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager lindsey easton says he's still in shock. the barn he ran is gone. the fire broke out around 8:00 monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to finally get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> it is really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside it and it's pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle, so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we've gotten out over 200 head. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were killed in the fire and there could be more. fortunately, no people were inside when the fire started, but one firefighter was injured. >> transported to fauqier hospital wit
. and althrow taliban forces claimed to have shot down that black hawk helicopter, the u.s. defense officials said the crash appears to be the result of an know. of the 12 people on board, two other americans and one afghan did survive. >> jane watrel, thanyou. >>> we've had some severe storms in the area this afternoon. they seem to be settling down. doug kammerer joins with us the latest. >> settling down in a big way. that's the good news. earlier today we did see a strong to severe thunderstorm making its way through loudoun county into montgomery and rthern fairfax county. for the most part, those storms are gone. the only storm we have are down into spotsylvania county andot even storm here. they were severe into part of orange county but since they've moved to the east, they are dying down. we still have a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect for the entire area until 10:00 tonight. so there are still a few more storms upstream well to the north and west of the area. when i come back, i'll show what you i think those storm will be doing overnight. right now at 90 degrees. 90 in
-price toys and high chairs and a warning for parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. this is ridiculous. the facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray tha is hot enough to melt plastic. one pers at the pool said he had his hair cinched from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with tore ren sal rainsnd threat of flooding on the east coast. weather channel jim cantore is on the east coast. good morning. >>eporte good morning. if i said we set three and four and five day rainfall records, that probably doesn't mean much but when i put the numbers on it, we had 20 inches of rain in the last four days. here comes the rain again. we had enough of break this morning the waterseceded a little on this road. you can see the water line. it came up another two feet when we got the period of heavy rain. that's what we're worried about. when these periods of heavy rain come in, will they produc
, if you are heading to the pentagon metro station you want to take that detour to use the covered canopy. the good news is if i sound like i'm talk atlantic gibberish and you have to idea what i'm talking about, don't worry, metro has posted signs in the metro station to direct people as to what they need to do because of the changes. and you will have to go ahead and get used to them. they will likely stay in affect until 2012. the department of defense is working on building a security check point at the pentagon but it will be a while. it won't be complete until 2012. get used to these things. they will likely be in place until then. >> dunn sound like jibbering. but a lot of information we need to hear. >>> police hope a driver's side mirror left at the scene of a hit and run will help them to identify the car. it happened on carroll avenue and piney branch road. witnesses told 9 news now what they saw. >> she is laying face down her flip flops in the middle of the road her phone is broke and maybe she was bringing food for her family or something. >> reporter: at point we only know
care law start today. we'll brk them down for you. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today," i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you, i'm joe krebs on this thursday, the 23rd day of september. let's take a live look outside right now. 73. pretty warm degrees for this time of year. it's autumn. ought to feel lik autumn. >> but it's not going to. >> didn't feel like yesterday. at least for part of the day. >> by dafternoon, was uncomfortably warm. looks like we're going to repeat that today. good morning, i'm meteorologist tom kierein. 70 by the day, 60s from the shenandoah valley to the atlantic beaches. montgomery, arlington, fairfax and prince george's counties in the upper 60s right now. ouof the mountains of western maryland, west virginia and many locations are just near 60. away from the waters on the eastern shore in the upper 60s. right around virginia tide water and southeastern virginia, low 70s. and over the last 12 hours we had those evening thundershowers coming through. but have now dissipated. we have a few clouds drifting in from the rest. afternoon highs
definitely closer to us as we go thugh the mid to late morning showers. so if you're planning on heading out to the ravens game today, the browns are in town. kickoff 1:00. there will be a risk of a shower. not going to be a washout. not looking for a lot of rain the front half of the d but it will be enough to make you mad if you're not careful. be ready for a couple of drops. the steadier, heavier showers are on schedule for tonight. monday looks like it could be nearly a washout. tuesday could have rain and some thunderstorms as well. >> all right. even more. thanks, chuck. >>> people who live in a manassas neighborhood now know what caused the devastating fire that ripped through their community. on thursday flames jumped from house to house destroying three homes and damaged five others. news 4's darcy spencer got reaction from neighbors after they learned what sparked that fire. >> reporter: fire investigators have determined the blaze that destroyed three homes in manassas thursdayas caused by a resident who threw a cigarette butt in a flower plant on his deck. >> potting soil is not
>> and once again, we say good morning, washington. we are glad you're joining us. for the second straight morning, we're waking up with scattered rain showers. let's get straight to your traffic and weather. lisa is standing by with the latest on how all of this is affecting your commute. first, meteorologist adam caskey. what's the latest? >> a flash flood watch in effect until 8:00 a.m. and then big changes coming, this just in the next couple of hours. the flash flood watch is almost for the entire viewing area. it does include the metro area in parts of virginia and maryland. so let's go to the doppler 7 radar. the temperatures shown in yellow. notice the yellow and the red on the radar? the very heavy rainfall clipping fairfax county. it is going to cross over the potomac and into frederick county and then hagerstown as well momentarily this morning. otherwise, a few spotty, light showers going on the high temperature about 83, becoming less humid. we'll dry out and have a fair amount of sunshine. more rainfall later this week. >> while you were sleeping there was a crash on
are lawful and found that laken's motives are irrelevant, at least until sentencing. it is impossible for us to put on a defense without them. >> reporter: you have nothing left? >> we have been deprived of everything. what is left? >> reporter: the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. it shows the president was born in honolulu, the state health director and registrar of vital statistics say state law prevents them from releasing the original birth certificate with the signatures. >> president clinton said he didn't have sex with that woman, monica la wince lieu wins key. what are they trying to hide? >> reporter: the military judge did delay the start of the trial for a month to give the defense more time to ask that court of appeals for help. >> if the appeals court goes against lieutenant colonel laken too, then what is he going to do? he's left with what they call the good soldier defense and what that basically draws on is 18 years of military service, his rank, the fact that he's served previously in bosnia and that he's deployed before to afghanistan
. reporting live, peggy fox, 9news now. >> thanks for taking us to all those locations, peggy. elsewhere in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely und
. >> comedian steven colbert of his you need brand of truth. what i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important, complicated issue. i hope that my star power can fund this hearing all the way up to c-span. >> he spent the day picking vegetables as part of a campaign. it offers you a citizens to replace them reform workers. just seven people showed up for work. >> this brief experience gave me some small understanding of why so many -- sold you americans are clamoring to start a lover career as a migrant worker. >> he stayed in character as a blowhard news anchor. >> we need to all stop eating fruits and vegetables. he got serious when asked why he got -- why he chose to highlight this issue. >> the least powerful people might workers and they do not have any rights. >> some republicans blasted the appearance. " i think that he might the process -- i -- >> i think that process.d the >> his appearance was said to be appropriate and that the comedian could bring attention to an important political issue. >> he broke into homes wearing dress pants and a tie. police annou
, and that's where scott broome joins us. scott, just how bad are things where you are today? >> reporter: well, just a lot of rain fall here. i was looking at the computer at the naval air station south of us. 8 1/2 inches of rain. i'm in the chesapeake ranch estates here in lusby. take a look at this house behind me here. a mud slide. this front yard got so saturated with water, the yard literally slid under the foundation of this house, completely took out the foundation. this house has been condemned. completely unlivable with mud and water in the basement. just one example of the woes here in calvert county and further north in annapolis. a really miserable day with flooding. >> 10:00 a.m., high tide in annapolis. waterfront merchants scrambling to sandbag their store fronts in a miserable pounding rain. >> my basement is flooding because of all the heavy rain coming in from my neighbor's lots. >> but at the unfortunately named storm brothers ice cream factory, the battle was lost. when raw sewage began bubbling up from drains and water began cascading in, reid tried to fight back
any players. >>> also, they heard enough. what caused the u.s. delegation to walk out on a speaker at the united nations. > one more day for all those clinging [ male announcer ] the turn changes everything. ♪ the turnill make you think. ♪ make you re-examine your approach. change your line. innovate. and eate one of the world's fastest-reacting suspensions, reading the road 1,000 times per second. it's the turn that leads you somewhere new. introducing the new 2011 cts-v coupe. from cadillac. the new standard of the world. >>> weather and traffic on the ones. good morning. 5:11 on this friday morning. i'm meteorologist tom kierein. it is mild. it is muggy. temperatures in the 60s, 70s. watch out for the dense fog this morning. highs today, though, after the fog burns off and we get the sun back, into the mid-90s. that will exceed the record. tomorrow, cooler with a northwesbreeze. lots of is sun. increasing clouds sunday. much cooler. highs in thelow to mid-70s. there's a chance of an afternoon light shoer or sprinkle. rain likely first part of next week. ashley, how's the tra
and thanks for joining us for news 4today. i'm eun yang. >>> good morning. i'm joe krebs. it's tuesday, the 28th of september, 2010. les take a live look outside wispy clouds being lit up by the lights of the city. but no rain out of. >> reporter: let me begin by explaining that the noise you hear is actually some of the equipment that's been left here onhe scene. but for now it looks like th fire is out. it started over here, at least that's where it appears to have started. this is where most of the damage is. here tis is where they keep the livestock. they deal in cows here. we' told there were 250 cattle inside th area when this fire began. about 50 didn't make it out. over here is the two-sry structure also damaged. they have offices her also, there's a restaurant on the first floor. i'm told by fire officials this is privately opened. but hearing tre at this exchang exchange cattle. folks can buy cattle to process for meat or usen their farms. this is the major part of the economy here in this county. investigators say what they're going to do is wait until daylight to get back i
a embankment on i-270. what investigators are now telling us. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> and i'm eun yang. it is thursday, september 30th, 2010. it's 5:00 a.m. 68 degrees. that is reagan national airport where there could be dela because of the torrential rain. check your flights before you head out this morning. >> it's not only just here b all up and down the atlantic seaboard from new england all the way down to georgia, flights may be affected this morning. as we do lo at that radar we've had this rain pick up in intensity california maltically. we went from light rain to some pockets of very heavy rain. and right now we do have flood warnings in effect. ny creeks and streams are out of their banks now, throughout much of the region, flowing over roads. so if you encounter high water, turn around,on't drown. especially in this predawn darkness, you cannot tell how deep the water is. you may think oh, it's just a couple of inches deep, i can get through that. but if it is moving water across the road, do not attempt to drive through that. it could be de
talked with u.s. park police. they say rock creek drive at beach drive is also closed. you know about this. if you are familiar with the area, it is for your commute. and it tends to be one of the first to flood. keep in mind out here on the roadways, areas of standing water, that you are probably going to be familiar with on your commute any too time, you are going to see standing water there as well. be careful. let's take another look at roads -- i'll actually toss it back to you in the studio. >> our other big story a deadly tour bus accident on i-270 in montgomery county is under investigation this morning. some police say the bus veered off a sky ramp and plunged 45 feet for the lanes below. the driver, 66-year-old joseph clabaugh, jr. died at the scene. twelve people were hospitalized, 11 on the bus and one on the ground. the bus was towed tie montgomery county police impound lot for further inspection. the ntsb is also looking into this accident. >>> we are following a double shooting late last night in southeast d.c. this happened on 2 #nd street near savannah street not far
, rallying students at maryland. >> we cannot let this country fall backwards because the rest of us did not care enough to fight. the stakes are too high for our country. >> their attempt to recapture the energy of young people who turned out in droves in 2008 is proving difficult. >> everyone was really exciting about obama getting elected. >> it is not a presidential election, it is just a local election. >> even with a heated race for governor, many young voters say they are simply less motivated. in the most recent poll just 55% of young people said they are certain to vote in november compared to more than 78% of older voters. >> we don't have one inspiring figure we can rally behind. >> the president's message, is named a -- may not be on the ballot but his agenda is on the line. >> tim kane also held events today -- ti mkaine -- tim kaine. >> jimmy carter will be bound for washington despite a brief health scare. he is expected to be released tomorrow morning. carter is scheduled to speak about his days at -- days as president at gw. >>> a father receives a shock when he goes to
. >>> everything. >> just about. good morning. thanks for joining us for news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm joe krebs on this monday, the 27th day of september, 2010. live look outside. you can see the rain falling this morning. and we need it. so that's a good thing. temperatures are cooler as well compared with last week. >> nice change, tom. >> yeah. also combined with the hot tears of espair. and we certainly do need the rain. continuing to see showers coming through. look at the radar over the last three hours or so. showers moving rather quickly. marching across virginia, west virginia, d.c. fom the south. areas of blue and green are generally lighter showers moving south to north. we have wet pavement around the region. that's fender-bender weather. leave early. 50s in the mountains. east of the blue ridge to the bay, 60s. bay east, low 70s. more rain on top from the southland all the way from the southeastern atlantic and the gulf of mexico. this moisture will come on through today and tomorrow. things settling down tomorrow afternoon. >> we are loading up rapidly along
in us all. >> hi, welcome back, everybody. it's 5:15 now on a tchurs morning. looking at this day ahead, former president jimmy carter is expected to be released from a cleveland hospital pamp being hospitalized tuesday, complaining by an upset stomach. doctors say it was likely caused by a viral infection. >> and before leaving town to campaign -- >> theyas are 268, the anyways are 160, the bill is passed. >> so the house passed a bill giving money and hack for people sickened while working in the world trade center ruins. lawmakers also approved a bill to keep the government running until december and passed a bill to approve overlooking spy operations and to -- against countries who manipulate their currency. >> and endorse ments from mayors, current mayor michael bloomberg will endorse michael o'malley. o'malley's campaign will get more support when president obama campaigns with him next week. meanwhile his opponent, bob ehrlich is getting support from former mayor rudy giuliani. >> the d.c. public school system could face another budget short fall because of a projected short fall
's scary. >> the fear is there, and that's a maerm concern to us. we don't want homeowners hurt. >> the best way to prevent a burglary is to lock all dors and windows, including the doors and wip doze frndows from the g. >>> gunfire erupted after a funeral on u street yesterday. 21-year-old andon miller is now facing a charge of murder police raided his house last night. they said they found several weapons inside. investigators say his car was also spotted at the cereal palsy of the shooting, a-- scen shooting and that led to a vehicle crash. 21-year-old coates was killed. they're still looking for another suspect. >>> details plans for a second bomb as they show t power of the first had it gone off. >>> a car landed on the front porch of a house after the driver apparently lost control. >>> doug will have more on hey ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas? pital one bank. they're everywhere. yeah, you're right! ♪ [ male announcer ] capital one banks are everywhere. [ clang! ] with hundreds of branches and atms, they're hard to miss. hey, there's one right up the street. [ mal
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